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When Blizzard’s popular hero shooter Overwatch was announced for Switch, some fans wondered if any of the game’s 31 characters might make the jump to Nintendo’s own popular fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a DLC character.
Nothing is confirmed one way or the other as of yet, but now, one of Overwatch’s developers has spoke about the idea of Overwatch characters in Smash.
Speaking for himself, principal game producer Wes Yanagi told GameSpot that he would be floored to see an Overwatch character duking it out with the cast of Smash.
“As a player and big fan of [Smash], I think that would be awesome,” he said. “It would be an honour if Nintendo chose to bring one of our characters into Smash Bros.”
Five DLC characters are included with the Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass. Three of these, Joker, Hero, and Banjo & Kazooie, have already been released. The next will be Fatal Fury’s Terry Bogard, with one more unnamed character to come later in the Pass. During the September Nintendo Direct, the company confirmed that it will release even more new DLC characters once the Fighters Pass roster wraps up.
In April this year, Nintendo executive Reggie Fils-Aime (who has since left the company) told IGN that Smash director Masahiro Sakurai’s aim with Ultimate’s DLC is for the new characters to be “unique” and “different.”
Fils-Aime explained that Sakurai and the team working on Ultimate’s DLC don’t necessarily see characters from franchises not typically associated with Nintendo as a limiting factor when it comes to Smash Bros.
So far, there have been no rumors or reports about an Overwatch character coming to Smash Bros. Ultimate as a DLC fighter. It’s still intriguing to think about, especially now that Yanagi has commented about it.
Overwatch launches for Switch on October 15. It includes all the content from the other versions, including all 31 heroes, 28 maps, and game modes. Keep checking back with GameSpot this week for more from our interview with Yanagi about on Overwatch for Switch.
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